Acetabular Labral Tears
Also known as: Labral tear of the hip.
What are acetabular labral tears?
The labrum is the cartilage ring at the edge of your hip socket. When this ring of cartilage tears, it’s known as an acetabular labral tear. It can cause pain and occasionally snapping.
What causes acetabular labral tears?
Labral tears can be caused from a variety of traumatic injuries. They can also be caused by normal activities of daily living if there is an underlying abnormality of the hip or hip socket.
What are the symptoms of acetabular labral tears?
The most common symptom of an acetabular labral tear is groin pain. Occasionally, snapping or locking can also occur.
What are acetabular labral tear care options?
Conservative treatments include anti-inflammatory medication and physical therapy. If these treatments aren’t successful, open or arthroscopic surgery can treat the underlying problem.
Reviewed by: Kevin S Horowitz, MD
This page was last updated on: 4/28/2018 5:40:30 PM
When Harper was diagnosed with Beckwith Wiedemann Syndrome shortly after birth, her family knew they wanted the best team possible for her tongue reduction surgery. Harper now leads a limitless life thanks to Dr. Chad Perlyn, an expert in treating macroglossia, and the Craniofacial Center at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.
From the Newsdesk
A group of children in Algeria who underwent complex surgeries as part of a 2016 U.S.-sponsored medical mission have many reasons to celebrate, and can do so with better movement of their limbs.
Caludell noticed that 6 of her 11 children had belly buttons that stuck out, and they seemed to become more pronounced around the time they entered kindergarten. When her daughters started to become self-concious about how their belly buttons looked, Claudell was able to schedule all 6 umbilical repair surgeries on the same day at the Miami Children's Ambulatory Surgery Center.